The Daily Populous

Monday December 31st, 2018 evening edition

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Public education employees, including person in jobs as varied as community-college faculty, school psychologists and janitors, quitting their jobs at the fastest rate since such figures were first compiled in 2001.

In the first 10 months of 2018, public educators quit at an average rate of 83 per 10,000 a month, the newspaper said, citing the Labor Department.

Although the overall rate for U.S. workers was much higher — 231 jobs quit per 10,000 workers in 2018 — the figure for teachers and other public education employees was a record high and the continuation of a disturbing trend.

For years, teachers have complained that they’re overworked and under appreciated as states have stripped away work protections, cut school budgets and blamed them for student underperformance.

“Funding for public education in several states hasn’t yet recovered from cuts during the downturn,” the Journal reported.

The educators may be finding new jobs at other schools, or leaving education altogether,” the newspaper reported.

According to the Labor Department data, a million public school workers quit during the 12-month period ended in October. »

Trump is “worst perpetrator of false information” in America, U.N. official monitoring freedom of expression says

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President Donald Trump is “the worst perpetrator of false information” in the United States, according to the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Opinion.

I mean, in my own country, the United States, the worst perpetrator of false information is the President of the United States.”.

It’s a sharp rebuke to Trump, who often weaponizes the phrase “fake news” to immediately dismiss any criticism of him from the press. »

Mark Wahlberg Looks Back at Rejecting ‘The Departed’ Multiple Times and What Martin Scorsese Said to Change His Mind

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During a career retrospective interview with GQ, Wahlberg looked back at telling Martin Scorsese “no” multiple times.

“‘The Departed’ was interesting because I wasn’t committed to making the movie and my agent told Marty that I was,” Wahlberg said.

Scorsese giving Wahlberg the blessing of improvisation gave Wahlberg the confidence to finally put his reservations aside and accept the role. »

College track star warned police about her ex-boyfriend 6 times in the 10 days before he killed her

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Lauren McCluskey, a track athlete at the University of Utah who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend on October 22, 2018, did just that.

Campus police did end up escorting McCluskey to the car exchange, which went off without any acts of violence.

Dispatch responds by telling her campus police has jurisdiction over her case, routing her call back to University of Utah Police. »

Sucking carbon dioxide from air is cheaper than scientists thought

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This artist’s rendering shows Carbon Engineering’s design for an ‘air contactor’ to pull carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.Credit: Carbon Engineering.

Siphoning carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) from the atmosphere could be more than an expensive last-ditch strategy for averting climate catastrophe.

Carbon Engineering says that it published the paper to advance discussions about the cost and potential of the technology. »